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Babul Scientific Name

Vachellia nilotica

Babul Other Names

English: Gum Arabic Tree, Egyptian Acacia
Hindi: Babool, Keekar

What is Babul?

Babul is a plant native to the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa. In Ayurveda, Babul is primarily used to treat diseases that affect oral health. It strengthens gums and teeth because of its astringent properties. Additionally, it is effective in treating intestinal fluctuation and diarrhea. It also works to treat joint pain, sore throat, colds, colds and many other diseases.

Common forms of Babul

Churna, Capsule, Gum

Babul is commonly used for:

  • Maintaining oral health
  • Treating diarrhea and loose stools
  • Treating leucorrhea
  • Treating cough and cold
  • Treating arthritis
  • Controlling bleeding from fresh wounds
  • Treating intestinal worms
  • Treating skin diseases

Babul Dosage

Churna: ¼ -½ teaspoon twice a day.
Capsule: 1-2 capsules twice a day.
Gum: ¼ – ½ teaspoon once a day.

Babul Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Stomach gas, bloating nausea, and loose stools.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid taking Babul during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Children: Not known.

Do not take Babul if you have constipation or suffer from any respiratory disorder.

Where to Buy Babul in the US?


Sultana Scientific Name

Vitis vinifera ‘Thompson Seedless’

Sultana Other Names

English: Golden Raisins
Hindi: Sultana Kismis

What is Sultana?

Sultana, commonly known as the golden raisin in the US, are light green and color and look like grapes. Similar to grapes, Sultana are sold in both fruit and dried raisin form. It is a soft and sweet fruit that dries quicker than other types of raisins which is why it is so sweet. Sultana, like many other raisins, have a variety of health benefits. It works to lower your blood sugar, decrease inflammation, improve your blood sugar, and support your digestive system.

Common forms of Sultana


Sultana is commonly used for:

  • Relieving constipation
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Strengthening bones
  • Managing weight
  • Maintaining a healthy heart
  • Preventing anemia
  • Preventing gastric cancer

Sultana Dosage

Raisins: 30g throughout the day (in divided portions).

Sultana Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Eating an excessive amount may lead to higher blood sugar.
Not so common side-effects: May cause an increase in weight.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

If you suffer from high blood pressure, do not consume too much Sultana.

Where to Buy Sultana in the US?